Crew Gold

This section lists the companies, primarily mining companies, who are of interest to Philippine Indigenous Peoples - mainly because they are operating on their lands. The companies are listed by alphabetical order.

Leaders try to solve dispute over tribal land

Frinston Liml Inquirer Mindanao -
Date of publication: 
24 May, 2011

MONKAYO, Compostela Valley, Philippines—Leaders of four Compostela Valley tribes have started discussions to settle a dispute over a 950-hectare mining site that has been blamed for the deaths of at least three tribal leaders in as many years.

The four tribes—Mansaka, Mandaya, Mangguangan and Dibabawon—all claim the land as part of their ancestral domain.

The dispute is said to be behind attacks on leaders of the tribes, three of whom have already been killed since 2008.

Early in 2008, Datu Carlito Buntas of the Dibabawon tribe and his son were wounded in an ambush on their way

Advancing (ir)responsible mining in Mindanao

Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)
Date of publication: 
14 October, 2010

According to a report published on the Philippine Information Agency website on October 4th 2010 (‘Mindanao mining group advances responsible mining’ a number of mining companies with operations in Mindanao, the Philippines, recently launched what they refer to as the Coalition for Responsible Mining in Mindanao or COREMIN2.

Crew Gold seeks partner for Maco gold project

Riza T. Olchondra, Philippine Daily Inquirer -
Date of publication: 
8 June, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Recession-hit Crew Gold Corp. needs to raise at least $12 million for its Maco mine in gold-rich Compostela Valley in Mindanao.

The UK-based miner is thus looking for a partner to invest in Apex Mining Co.

Britain's Crew Gold cuts jobs at Philippines mine

Agence France Presse
Date of publication: 
28 January, 2008

MANILA – Crew Gold Corp. of Britain said Thursday it was cutting 150 workers from its gold mine in the southern Philippines to save money amid depressed metal prices.

The Maco mine on the island of Mindanao cut the jobs “to sustain the economic viability of the mine project,” Crew’s listed local unit Apex Mining Co. told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure.

About 150 rank and file managers and staff have been laid off, including all but two specialised foreign technicians, it added.

Crew had hired 1,955 people for the project, which had just started production.

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